Romania’s president to be reinstated

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Series Details 22.8.12
Publication Date 22/08/2012
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Romania’s suspended president would be reinstated, after a supreme court ruling on the 21 August 2012 likely to reignite a power struggle with the prime minister that had raised international concerns over the democratic stability of one of the EU’s newest members.

The chief judge of Romania’s Constitutional Court said that despite an overwhelming majority voting to impeach Traian Basescu in the July 2012 referendum, the poll was invalid because fewer than 50% of registered voters participated.

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